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Microbiological study of lactic acid bacteria in kefir grains by culture-dependent and culture-independent methods.
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in different original kefir grains were first assessed using polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE) by a culture-dependent way, andExpand
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Diversity in gut bacterial community of school-age children in Asia
Asia differs substantially among and within its regions populated by diverse ethnic groups, which maintain their own respective cultures and dietary habits. To address the diversity in their gutExpand
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Optimal thermotolerance of Bifidobacterium bifidum in gellan–alginate microparticles
The purpose of this research was to encapsulate Bifidobacterium bifidum using gellan, sodium alginate and prebiotics as coating materials, and to maximize the thermotolerance of the probiotics withExpand
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Characterization of Polysaccharide and Volatile Compounds Produced by Kefir Grains Grown in Soymilk
The characteristics of polysaccharides isolated from milk and soymilk kefir grains, and the composition of flavor and volatile compounds from soymilk kefic were investigated. Soymilk kefir grainsExpand
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Antimutagenic and antioxidant properties of milk-kefir and soymilk-kefir.
  • J. Liu, M. Chen, C. Lin
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of agricultural and food chemistry
  • 6 April 2005
This study was aimed at evaluating the antimutagenic and antioxidant properties of milk-kefir and soymilk-kefir. Such antimutagenic activity was determined by means of the Salmonella mutagenicityExpand
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Optimization of incorporated prebiotics as coating materials for probiotic microencapsulation
ABSTRACT ABSTRACT ABSTRACT ABSTRACT: The purpose of this research was to improve probiotic microencapsulation using prebiotics and : The purpose of this research was to improve probioticExpand
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Cell cycle G2 arrest induced by HIV-1 Vpr in fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) is independent of cell death and early genes in the DNA damage checkpoint.
HIV-1 Vpr induces cell cycle G2 arrest, morphological changes and cell death in human and fission yeast cells. The cellular targets for G2 arrest were expected to be the inhibitory phosphorylationExpand
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The anti‐allergenic properties of milk kefir and soymilk kefir and their beneficial effects on the intestinal microflora
Food allergy is now recognized as a worldwide problem, and like other atopic disorders its incidence appears to be increasing. Kefir is reported to possess the ability to reduce intestinal permeationExpand
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HIV-1 Vpr induces cell cycle G2 arrest in fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) through a pathway involving regulatory and catalytic subunits of PP2A and acting on both Wee1 and Cdc25.
Viral protein R (Vpr) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 induces G2 arrest in cells from distantly related eukaryotes including human and fission yeast through inhibitory phosphorylation ofExpand
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Effects of kefir supernatant and lactic acid bacteria isolated from kefir grain on cytokine production by macrophage
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the in vitro immuno-modulating capacity and mechanisms of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from kefir grains and their individualExpand
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